A concert including Meira Warshauer’s Shevet Achim (Brothers Dwell) for two bass clarinets will be performed by William Hayter and accompanying musicians on Thursday, June 26 – 8:00 PM at the Eduard Flipse Zaal, Concertgebouw Der Doelen in Rotterdam, Holland.
The composer writes about the work, “Shevet Achim (Brothers Dwell) for two bass clarinets is a response to the troubled relationship between the descendants of half-brothers Yitzchak and Yishmael (sons of Abraham), now Israelis and Palestinians. Written in Fall, 2000, the piece roils with the conflict between the two peoples, expressing both intense animosity and common identification.” Read her complete notes at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/Program_notes/Brothers_Dwell_notes.html.
The program will also include music by John Rimmer, Stefan Huecke, Ivana Loudova and an arrangement of San Antonio Rose by Rob van Bavel.
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The June 26 concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.dedoelen.nl/nl/concerten/.
Meira Warshauer has devoted much of her creative output to Jewish themes and their universal message and her work also reflects a love and concern for the earth. The Navona label has released a CD (NV5842) featuring her Symphony No.1: Living Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call), concerto for shofar, trombone and orchestra with soloist Haim Avitsur. More about the CD at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/breathing_earth.html. The most recent Tekeeyah consortium performances were with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, conductor. Albany Records had previously released her acclaimed Streams in the Desert disk of Torah-based choral/orchestral works. Warshauer’s music is published by Hildegard, Lauren Keiser Music, World Music Press and Kol Meira Publications. Her website is at http://www.meirawarshauer.com.